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Jaana Nyström
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Google+ professional coach, blogger, consultant, community manager
Public speaking, business coaching. Google+ Top Contributor & trusted user
  • Gplussa: Social media coach
    Gplussa founder, present
    Google recommended Top Contributor for Google+: Knowledgeable and helpful.
  • Helinmatkat Travel Agency
    Production and Web Manager, 1995 - 2010
  • Aurinkomatkat
    Tour guide abroad, 1987 - 1994
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Jyväskylä, Finland
Helsinki, Finland - Bangkok, Thailand - Rimini, Italy - Rhodos, Greece - Albufeira, Portugal - Malaga, Spain - Agadir, Morocco - Sousse, Tunisia - Riccione, Italy - Hua Hin, Thailand - Pattaya, Thailand - Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Spain - Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Spain - Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain - Pafos, Cyprus
Google+ TC, Helper and Entrepreneur.
I am one of the Top Contributors to the official Google+ Help Community.
I have been acknowledged by Google to be a Google+ professional.

"Top Contributors are trusted partners, connecting regularly with Google to stay in-the-know about new and improved product features." 

Helping others "get" Google+ is my passion: However, I don't work for Google, I'm a volunteer TC.
As a Top Contributor, I provide support to users of Google+ via Google's Product Forums and Google+ Help Community. I work directly with Google personnel, both acting as a liaison between Google customers and Google, and providing product feedback and suggestions to Google's product teams.

I have my own business Gplussa for coaching businesses, students and non-profits. Google+, Googletools, social media, digital marketing...

Welcome to my Circleverse!

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New to Google+?
Circle this page: Gplus Expertise

Here is my own Google+ Helper Community: All welcome!

Lots of good advice for newcomers and even for old hands.

My Webmag Google+ Help with all things Google

For the lovers of stats: My CircleRank -Get yourself ranked, too!

Link to my G+ profile:öm

Posts about Google+ with my hashtag #Jaanatip

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Which circle is right for me?    
"Legally blonde non-geeks who are into Google+, writing, tech, edu, travel, scuba diving, golf, science and all kinds of interesting stuff."    
G+ Help to Goobies given!   

I'm the mother of these Google+ expressions:

Let's Circle! = Let us connect & communicate
- Goobie = Google+ newbie or newcomer
- Googl+verse, Circleverse or Circlesphere 
= All of my contacts and everyone else in G+
- Blueheads = People without profile pics
- Tag+less = Nothing on the hovercard
- Glady or many Gladies = Awesome G+ Ladies
- G+rk = Comment spammer or jerk
- G+tiquette = Google+ etiquette



I live in Jyväskylä, Finland.  Have visited about 450 destinations in 46 countries.  Used to work as a tourguide in several countries for 8 years absorbing history and present day culture, then as a production  & sales manager in a leading travel agency. Have been lecturing and coaching a lot.

I like languages very much (nobody speaks Finnish :-) and here is a list of those that I speak / understand, starting with the most fluent:

  • Finnish, English, Swedish, Spanish, Carelian
  • Italian, French, German, Portuguese
Cannot read or write but have some verbal skills:
  • Greek, Thai, Arabic


About me in Finnish:

Tervetuloa Plussan puolelle kaikki suomalaiset!

Suomi -yhteisö kaikille meille, mukaan vain!

Yritykseni Gplussa sai siivet toukokuussa 2012.
Tarvitsetko Social media community manageria hoitamaan Google+ -sivuasi?

Mistä on kyse, Jaana Nyström?

Kuinka minusta tuli kouluttaja sekä yhteisömanageri:

Ryhdyin yrittäjäksi "vanhoilla päivillä" eli viisikymppisenä ja vaihdoin kertaheitolla ihan eri alalle kuin missä olin viettänyt viimeiset 23 vuotta -> matkailu.

Kiinnostuin sosiaalisesta mediasta varsinkin pienyrittäjien näkökulmasta: Ryhdyin miettimään jo omankin yritykseni kannalta kuinka olisi mahdollista saada some-näkyvyyttä ihan ilman mainosbudjettia tai rahankäyttöä. Valtavasti opiskeltavaa on edelleen, homma muuttuu melkein joka päivä: Uutta tulee mutta jotkut parhaat pysyvät.

Olen erikoistunut Google+ -alustaan: En edes sano some-alustaan koska minulle Plussa on työkalu.
Olen Suomen seuratuin Nobody - Plussan puolella.

Tässä on hyvä haastatteluvideo joka varmaan kertoo olennaisen:

Haastatteluni Keskisuomalaisessa

Blogini suomeksi: GooglePlussasta 
(My blog in Finnish)

Google+ yrityssivuni +Gplussa suomeksi
Matkailualan sivu +Travel Pro Tips
Suomesta englanniksi +Finland Explorer

Vielä kerran, lämpimästi tervetuloa kaikille!

#suomi #Finland 
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One of the world's leading authorities of Google+ knowledge. Google+ Top Contributor. Entrepreneur, business coach, consultant. Most followed person in Finland. Worked with listed companies setting up their Google+ business pages. I have been on Google+ since the beginning.
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Google+ tips for newbies and old hands!

This link below is easy to remember and save: Full of great links for Google+ use.

#Googleplus‬     #Links     #Help    ‪ #Jaanatip       #TCpost  
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+Jaana Nyström. Very good!!!!!! Gracias por haber tenido la deferencia de contestarme. :-)
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Google+ Is Alive and Well Despite Persistent Media Reports

"NEWS ANALYSIS: Repeated news media claims that Google+ is on the verge of extinction appears to be a delusion caused by a social media paradox called the "majority illusion."

A chorus of tech journalists this week is saying that Google is phasing out its social network, Google+.

Where did they get this juicy nugget of information?

Well, they made it up."

"There are two things at play here. The first factor is Google+ itself. The second is the strategy to integrate Google services into Google+. The integration is being phased out. Google+ is not.

The press is confusing these two facts..."

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#GooglePlus     #Clickbait      #Media     #Press    #Ignorance  
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If this is death it must be heaven. In heaven with +Jaana Nyström

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Delphinium from New Zealand, grown from seeds in Finland!

#Macro #Garden #Flowerphotos #Finland #Jyväskylä

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Let the kids get muddy!

"Plodding through muddy ditches and trudging regularly along forest trails may decrease one’s risk of developing allergies, as certain soil and plant bacteria can enhance the immune system when living on the skin, says the Finnish study..."

#Children    #Health  #Biodiversity  #Nature   #Allergies  
Plodding through muddy ditches and trudging regularly along forest trails may decrease one’s risk of developing allergies, as certain soil and plant bacteria
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Heh.  As I sit here nursing my stuffed sinuses after a six hour stint in the mud yesterday, I'm not sure I'm 100% with this opinion.
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Finland in the wintertime?

Come to Helsinki in January to see the Finnish winter and experience the biggest travel trade show in the Nordics: Special offers for flights!

#Matkamessut     #Matka16     #Travel     #Finnair  
Exclusive flight offers to MATKA 2016 Travel fair in Helsinki

"Finnair is proud to offer special event fares for the attendees and their companions travelling to Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2016.

The discounted event fares are available for travel from Thursday 14 January until Sunday 31 January 2016. The only available destination with this fare is Helsinki, while the departure point can be any of Finnair’s own domestic and international destinations.

The discounts are given from the flexible fare classes, and you can see the fare rules during the booking flow."

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#Matkamessut #Finnair #Finland #TravelTrade #Matka16
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+Carl Pepper Check out +Finland Explorer for more info about Finland and Lapland!
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Sauna, anyone? :-)

#Finland   #Sauna   #Culture  
Surviving the Finnish Sauna

"There is maybe one thing that is synonymous with Finland and that’s the Sauna.

If you’ve been to a sauna in other countries, it’s nothing like that at all. After all, this is a SOW-na, not a SAW-na, if you really want to be authentic.
The Sauna culture is so entrenched into the Finnish mind that it’s almost impossible for them to imagine life without it. It’s not that the sauna is a luxury in Finland, far from it, it’s a necessity.

Indeed, it’s become the same for me in just two years..."

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#Sauna #Finland #Culture #Health
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Everyone in Twitter is busy sharing the negative articles about Google+, no-one has retweeted my Google+ positive Tweets...

Maybe they should look closer at home before jumping into conclusions?

Thanks for this, +Peggy K !

#Twitter     #SocialMedia     #GooglePlus     #EchoChamber  
Twitter is a ghost town (just like Google+)!

Even though Twitter is the darling of the tech press, it has a hard time attracting - and keeping - new users. And Twitter knows that in the long term it needs to change to attract the mass market.

“We have only reached early adopters and technology enthusiasts,” explained CFO Anthony Noto in an earnings call this week, “and we have not yet reached the next cohort of users known as the mass market.”

Of course, Twitter is not a ghost town for everyone. If the people you know and follow are active there it's a vibrant social network.

The same holds true for Google+. If you are expecting it to be like Facebook, with all your friends and family posting content, it may very well feel like a ghost town here.

As +Mike Elgan​​ points out in his latest column for eWeek, that perception colors the tech press's coverage of Google+:

The media in general, including the tech press, is obsessed with using Twitter. And that love of Twitter is often accompanied by a disdain for Google+, for whatever reason.

Most groups outside the media don't share that particular set of social media preferences. Yet the majority illusion convinces the press that "everybody uses Twitter" and that "nobody uses Google+." But what's true in the echo chamber is not true in the world.

For the general public who are not regular users of either Twitter or Google+, that sort of reporting influences their perception of both social networks.

Twitter is making major changes that they hope will make it easier for new users to understand what how it works and it's strengths.

Google+ has a similar challenge. The new Collections is a step towards making it easier for users to find interesting content to follow.

There are many users who have a Google+ profile created for Hangouts, or to share photos, or to comment on YouTube. As Google+ profiles are disentangled from those services, Google has an opportunity to convince such users that Google+ is worth using on it's own merits.

I am hoping Google+ is able to overcome the constant bad press and demonstrate what a great place it can be.

Mike Elgan in eWeek: Google+ Is Alive and Well Despite Persistent Media Reports

Brian Barrett in Wired: Twitter’s Biggest Problem? Its Flawed Design

To attract the kind of mass user base it seeks, Twitter may need a total overhaul.
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Neste Oil Rally Finland

Every year in my home town, Jyväskylä.

My father used to race in it in the 1950's.  Then it was called Suurajot or the Rally of the Thousand lakes.

#WRC     #NesteOilRally     #Finland
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Campanula and bumblebee

There's a lot of buzzing going on in my garden, but not as much as last year:
What is happening to the bumblebees?

"Campanula latifolia, the giant bellflower, is a species of bellflower in the family Campanulaceae. It is also known as the large campanula and the wide-leaved bellflower."

#Flowers #Garden #Flowerphotography #FloralFriday #Finland
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Fascinating: How a car engine works?

"Did you know that your car will take in 20,000 cubic feet of air to burn 20 gallons of fuel? That’s the equivalent of a 2,500 sq. ft. house!

If your only experience with a car engine’s inner workings is “How much is that going to cost to fix?” this graphic is for you.

Car engines are astoundingly awesome mechanical wonders. It’s time you learned more about the magic under the hood!"

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#Technology     #Car     #Engine     #Learning  
Did you know that your car will take in 20,000 cubic feet of air to burn 20 gallons of fuel? That’s the equivalent of a 2,500 sq. ft. house! If your only experience with a car engine’s inner workings is “How much is that going to cost to fix?” this graphic is for you. Car...
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Google+ Isn’t Dead, Will Continue As “Connection” Platform, Says Google

Google VP Bradley Horowitz says ending the requirement to use Google+ to engage with other Google products will allow the company to make a "slew of improvements" to the core social network...

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Google VP Bradley Horowitz says ending the requirement to use Google+ to engage with other Google products will allow the company to make a "slew of improvements" to the core social network.
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I hope this "connect" means connecting interests in communities (and also of course that we can connect to services with just one account.)
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